Hard To Handle, Me & My Uncle, Sitting On Top Of The World, Beat It On Down The Line, Good Morning Little School Girl*, China Cat Sunflower-> Morning Dew-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light
Ronnie Hawkins appears on Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Lovelight. Someone adds flute on Lovelight. Some speculate that it's Charles Lloyd, but this seems unlikely.
- tape splice in Saint Stephen @ 0:37 (probably no music missing)
- tape splice in The Eleven @ 11:00 (a few minutes might be clipped)
Digital Mastering Notes:
Pitch shifted in SoundForge up 70 cents on highest accuracy with anti-alias filter. Normalized prior to doing the pitch shift.
distributed as a party favor to all attendees of eD's Best Outrageous Northeast Gathering March 16th, 2002 M'town, NJ
EAC>SHN transfer by Steve Barbella
EAC Secure test and copy, w/offsets config'd, no errors
SHN via MKW v.97 (seek enabled)
shntool used to verify sectors. They were fine.
Master Soundboard Cassette > Cass > DAT > ZA2 > SF > CD
Lovelight's the real goods here, though any Pig songs from any year are worth tapping your toes to. That's TC on the organ. A muffled, rickety board, and some cuts in tracks, prevents this one from standing out like other '69 shows, but that Lovelight *is* awesome -
December 7, 2016 Subject:
Although the first few songs are very well played, the China Cat and everything after sounds like Jerry took the wrong dose.
Actually I'm revising my review. This show ages well.
May 10, 2013 Subject:
Pig Pen introduces Ronnie Hawkins
March 6, 2013 Subject:
Co-sign on Wayne Ceballos
I'm with David G. The vocals sound like Ceballos (I've even got an AUM album), he was on the bill and he had played with them twice the week before.
I'd always found the idea that Ronnie Hawkins was hanging around Fresno on a Friday night in June 1969 unlikely. Hawkins was based in Toronto, and while he toured around, on a weekend evening he would be gigging somewhere, not hanging out three thousand miles from home.
I believe the flute player was Gary Larkey from Sanpaku. Sanpaku was also on the bill, and Larkey jammed with the Dead on stage a number of times (including the very next week in Seattle).
March 5, 2013 Subject:
Where did anybody get the idea that it was Ronnie Hawkins singing on Schoolgirl and Lovelight? Sounds a lot more like Wayne "The Harp" Ceballos, who was on the gig with his band Aum and had sat in with the GD at the Fillmore West a few days earlier.
November 20, 2012 Subject:
The show was in Selland Arena
I was standing right up front underneath Bobby. I don't remember seeing Phil or the drummers except at the end when I was a little farther back. Jerry prowled the stage like a panther with a lit cigarette sticking out of his mouth, wielding his red Gibson like a rifle. I knew absolutely nothing about the band or the tunes, it was my first show. I went and saw them a few dozen times up until June 1989 at Shoreline. 20 great years.
September 11, 2012 Subject:
Where at the Convention Center?
If Dr. Filth or anyone can confirm, did this concert happen in the Selland arena or the Saroyan theater? The poster for the show says "Convention Center Arena" but none of the usual suspects specify that it's definitely the Selland. Even though the boys played it the year before with Country Joe & the Fish.
November 23, 2009 Subject:
Another great performance, but...
Seriously undermined by the all-too-common loose machine heads of the era (translation for you non-guitar geeks out there: it's sadly out of tune in places). It becomes really noticeable during Morning Dew and by the time the get to The Eleven it's almost unlistenable. Bummer....
September 1, 2008 Subject:
a valiant effort but no 6-14-69
Hilights- Good morning, li’l school girl, st. stephen > Eleven > lovelight**
The hard to handle good good but no were close to the highlight of the show good opener. The me and my uncle is ripping with bobby doing his thing as usual and some great guitar once again by jerry. the me and my uncle is good as well but nothing worth writing about. But the beat it on down the line is just crazy in certain parts a defiantly listen to. Now the schoolgirl is just great in its since not epic but a great freaking performance by the band and well pigpen. The school girl has ronnie hawkins which just adds to the song. which leads to an electric china cat that is worth a listen too. the morning dew is great too but nothing special unless your a dead head jerry put forth a good effort but its no jam infested spacy morning dew like the “epics” he has preformed . but the St. stephen is phenomenal and it just seems like more of the bands energy comes out after each song. then you get to what the fucking wheel man!!!!!!! good jams and typical f 69 but who’s complaining he 11 min takes you to a great jam session where you hear phil valiantly rip those notes and pig sips on his SoCo and prepares for what is to be the show stopper of the night the 21 minute finally that is the lovelight. and what a fucking lovelight jerry delivers as the lead man at first but you hear the Tom’s keys clearly and bobs voice is very clear in this copy very good quality. the song starts off strong and then 5 min in it mellows into what is pigs vocals and the band plays around him and is heard. his rap starts and there you go you know he’s on tonight and those drum’s billy and Mickey are dancing to the music while playing it at the same time. I do love the flute in there by guest charles Lloyd in this rare but then just about half way through you get the rap and you got to get “yo Hands out of yo pockets” and does his thing like no one els could. i love how you can hear the energy of the crowd and how the excitement drives the band and vice versa. a little feed back at 13 min but still dosen’t affect the moment of the finale which is one of the best. having Ronnie Hwakins as the third vocalist ads texture to the song and takes it to levels it can reach only sometimes when they put on a good fucking show. you hear everything and feel the music move through you as it did through the lsd infested hippies dancing their heart’s out. you want a lovelight worth every weight in gold check out 6-14-69 the greatest lovelight ever and i mean ever.
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November 15, 2005 Subject:
Best of the Pig
What a show! This is some of Pigpen's best organ work ever, especially on Sittin' on Top of the World. Jerry is just tearing it up. Bobby's joke pretty much sucks, but I always love hearing the band talk to the audience. Good thing he took up music instead of comedy. Recording quality is top notch. This was a great year for the band, and this is an outstanding performance.
May 28, 2005 Subject:
Good sounding recording. The show was alright. Nothing really good, but nothing really bad. Seems to me that they didn't get loose till the end. Loved to listen though, they were surely a great band.
March 31, 2005 Subject:
guest : Ronnie Hawkins
did a little research after noticing that Pig is dueting with somebody on Schoolgirl...turns out it's Ronnie Hawkins...interesting...
good quality show
also, does anyone know of a resource which would list guests who have appeared on stage with the Dead?